Fisher® Nuts Apple Walnut Quick Bread
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Recipe Checklist:
  • 1/2 C Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 C Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 C Honey
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 3/4 C Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1.25 C All Purpose Flour
  • 1 t Double Acting Baking Powder
  • 1/2 t Baking Soda
  • 1/2 t Table Salt
  • 1 t Cinnamon, ground
  • 1 large Granny Smith Apple (grated)
  • 1/2 C Fisher® Chef’s Naturals Walnuts (chopped)
Tools & Equipment
  • Box Grater
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Wet Measuring Cup
  • Dry Measuring Cup
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Non-Stick Cooking Spray
  • Loaf Pan (9" x 5")
  • Oven Mitts
  • Spoon
  • Cooling Rack
Estimated Time
Active Time: 10 Minutes Passive Time: 50 Minutes
12 Servings
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We appreciate Fisher® Nuts sharing this Apple Cinnamon Quick Bread which adds Walnuts to the mix for a wholesome crunch. It is a quick bread because no yeast is used.


Assuming that we are not working ahead, the first step should be to pre-heat your oven to 350˚ F. If you were to work ahead, just wait to pre-heat your oven until you plan to actually bake the Apple Walnut Quick Bread.

After the oven is set to the right temperature, the Preparation, the second of Smart Kitchen's® Four Levers of Cooking™, consists mostly of Measuring Wet Ingredients and Measuring Dry Ingredients. There is also a little bit of Grating for the Granny Smith Apple, which should be grated as you are ready to use it since it will oxidize if exposed to the air for too long.

The Fisher® Nuts Chef's Naturals® Walnuts can be purchased already Chopped which eliminates a task. Working efficiently is always a good idea.

Before you move on to the Method Phase, the active phase you can also grease the Loaf Pan with the Non-Stick Cooking Spray.


Preparing the Batter is the main task in the Method Phase. We will work with the wet ingredients first, so begin by Cracking the Eggs into a Large Mixing Bowl. Next, add in the Vegetable Oil, the Brown Sugar and the Honey. Whisk everything together until they are well incorporated.

Next, add in the dry ingredients (Whole Wheat Flour, All Purpose Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda) and whisk them all together. The final two ingredients to add should be the grated Granny Smith Apples and the chopped Fisher® Walnuts. Work more gently with the whisk when these final two, more delicate ingredients, are added.

When everything is incorporated, spoon the batter into the greased Loaf Pan and then carefully place the pan in your preheated oven. Let it bake for 50 minutes or an hour. Use the Knife Test, a Visual Clue, to determine when it is actually ready. Different ovens cook at different rates. Using the knife test, you can determine if the Crumb (the interior of the bread) is fully cooked.

 The Knife Test is pretty simple. Carefully slide a knife into the baked bread and draw it out again. If the knife comes out cleanly, without a lot of batter stuck to it, the crumb is baked and the Apple Walnut Quick Bread is done.

When it is done, use your Oven Mitts and pull the hot loaf pan from the oven. Place it on a heat-proof surface such as a granite counter, Silicon Pad, Trivet, Sheet Pan, etc. and let it sit for about 10 minutes before turning it out on to a Cooling Rack.


Let the Apple Walnut Quick Bread cool completely before serving.